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The E-Sylum: Volume 23, Number 20, May 17, 2020, Article 11

NEWMAN PORTAL DIGITIZES NUMISMATIC NEWS

Great news: the latest acquisition for the Newman Numismatic Portal is Numismatic News! Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report. -Editor

Numismatic News reference set - one of two pallets Illustrated here is one of two pallets holding the reference set of Numismatic News, about 2,000 issues, which is held by the Iola (WI) Historical Society. This material, with the kind assistance of George Cuhaj and Cliff Mishler, was shipped to Washington University in St. Louis just prior to the CV-19 closures. We were able to scan about 70 issues prior to the shutdown and look forward to resuming as the campus reopens in phases.

A big thanks to George Cuhaj for personally packing all of this material and handling shipping logistics with the Iola Historical Society. Numismatic News will be scanned at Washington University on a large-format Atiz scanner.

While this content remains in-copyright and will not be available for full-view on Newman Portal, brief snippets will appear in NNP search results and provide users sufficient context to determine if a specific issue is of interest. Similarly, Newman Portal previously digitized Coin World, with the assistance of Beth Deisher, Rick Amos, and the American Numismatic Society. Although presenting these publications with full-view would be optimal, we felt that digital preservation of this content was sufficiently compelling to proceed with the work. These two journals form an important record of numismatics for the period covered and contain numerous articles reported nowhere else.

What a marvelous acquisition! This will make decades worth of great numismatic research and writing easily discoverable by researchers. -Editor



Wayne Homren, Editor

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